A Picture is Worth... Girls Swimming with Tigers

Update: We had to remove the photos from this article at the request of the copyright owner. Sorry.

Can You Hear Purring Underwater?
A year and a half ago, I posted a very cool picture of a white tiger underwater. Believe it or not, but that article is still getting good traffic. Seems like there is demand for underwater tigers, for some reason.

So here's a crowd pleaser. Enjoy! More pics below.Update: Okay, here's a bit more context:

These girls are trainers, and apparently tigers love to play in the water.

Here's what the Telegraph says:

"Traditionally, trainers have struggled to build an attachment with the largest of the big cats but The Institute of Greatly Endangered and Rare Species, or TIGERS, near Miami, claims to have overcome the problem by encouraging both tigers and humans to swim together in a specially adapted pool.

Tigers are known as the best swimmers of all the big cats with modified webbing between their toes to make their feet more like flippers. The hand-reared tigers are introduced to the water a few months after birth and the trainers then give one-on-one tuition to each of the animals while they are in the water."

Via The Telegraph.

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